FOX Doing NFL in HDTV

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  1. Rick_E

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    Very, very, very cool...
    http://www.sportingnews.com/voices/f.../20020904.html
    It's not true HDTV, of course, but still should be nice.
    One question: Since this isnt "true" HDTV, will you need a HDTV tuner to see the improved resolution? I have an HDTV monitor, but no tuner (however, I do have digital cable).
     
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    Yep, you will need the same equipment you need for "true" HD, since they're both digital signals.

    /Mike
     
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    I don't have a tuner, but do have a 16:9 HDTV w/ Digital Cable...can I see this improved pic?
     
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    This is NOT HDTV. It's Fox's version of widescreen digital. NOT HIGH DEFINITION.
     
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    While not HDTV, I'll take 480p 16:9 over the regular NTSC broadcast crap any day of the week...

    Seeing as how ABC has f'd us on Monday Night Football, even with the Zenith partnership, I applaud Fox for putting their football games above everyone else w.r.t. picture quality...
     
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    Is it true that the widescreen 480p games aired by Faux are actually shot in 480i and then upconverted to 480p with the top and bottom of the image cropped for 16:9?
     
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    If this will be a stepping stone to get us to true HDTV quicker then I give it a [​IMG]
    If this is FOX's permanent version of "HDTV" then I give it a [​IMG]
    But im screwed anyway because I don't have a DTV/ATSC/HDTV (I'm not very educated on the exact broadcasting and receiving technologies.) tuner for my "HDTV Ready 16:9 Monitor" and fox will not be broadcasting in DTV/ATSC/HDTV till late October in my area, aka Youngstown/Warren, OH.
     
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    Repeat after me twenty times: Fox 480p is NOT HDTV!
    I really think an admin ought to correct the header of this thread since it is incorrect.
     
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    I certainly would prefer HDTV, but given the choice, I'd rather have 1.78 480 than 1.33 480 on my HDTV receiver in the interim.
     
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    I've watched the last few Seahawks games in true HDTV, on Fox. Although this appears to be a special deal between Fox and the 'Hawks. Aside from basketball which I don't like, these are the first few sports game I've seen in true HD. It's very cool!
     
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    Anybody know if they'll do the World Series in 480p?
     
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    so what games and what cities will they broadcast this "fox widescreen"
     
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    I thought I read in WSR that since FOX is getting such a bad rep. in the press, the trade organizations, and from HDTV fans they are now considering moving to 720p or 1080i in the near future. Probably because NBC and ABC are ramping up their prime time schedule and they don't want to look foolish (too late!). I mean even UPN and The WB are going to start up 1080i prime time programming!
    [in my best Dennis Hopper voice] "Get with the friggin' program, man!" [​IMG]
    Hopefully, the pressure will turn the tide. Keep writing and calling your local FOX affiliates!
    Dan
     
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